Sharing Harry

By Ben Model I must have been ten or eleven when I saw my first Langdon picture.  It was Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, shown at a film club at my local high school.  I really liked Harry Langdon, and thought he was hilarious.  And, as with Chaplin and Keaton, I wanted to share Langdon’s comedy with…

Harry in the Sound Era

Make sure to check out a recent post regarding some of Harry’s talkies on Anthony Balducci’s insightful blog: Anthony Balducci’s Journal.  His observations are spot on and he even backs them up with clips from Johnny Flattire’s YouTube channel (which is also highly suggested viewing!).    

Nobody’s Baby – Part I

The Curious History of Harry Langdon, Hal Roach, and Laurel & Hardy Nobody’s Baby – Part I by Chris Seguin He’s been called The Baby.  The Little Elf.  An alien.  James Agee likened him to a baby dope fiend.  Walter Kerr compared him to “a comma”.  One title card simply christened his character “the Odd…